• Short Summary

    British, French and United States troops in West Berlin joined forces on Saturday (May 13) for their traditional Allied Forces Day parade.

  • Description

    British, French and United States troops in West Berlin joined forces on Saturday (May 13) for their traditional Allied Forces Day parade.

    Twenty-thousand West Berliners and allied dependents watched, and--as had been expected--served hundred leftwingers demonstrated with Viet Cong flags and placards, protesting against U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, and the British Army's presence in Northern Ireland.

    West Berlin police were out in force and screened the parade route against possible attacks. Later a left wing demonstration was formed and marched past the heavily guarded "Amerika-Haus"--the United States Information Centre in the city.

    This Visnews film--shot with natural sound throughout by Guenther Lahmann--shows the allied parade and the demonstrators jeering the troops as they passed.

    SYNOPSIS: Saturday in West Berlin was Allied Forces Day, and the occasion was marked in traditional style with a joint parade by United States, British and French armed forces...

    An estimated twenty-thousand people watched the troops march past--most were city residents, but many were families and dependents of the parading soldiers....
    As expected, the parade was used as the setting for demonstrations by hundreds of leftwing protestors. They waved Viet Cong flags, and their placards and banners attacked various targets, including the United States for the bombing of North Vietnam, and the British Army, for being in Northern Ireland. The demonstrators shouted slogans, but did not affect the course of the parade.

    The British Army band was followed by foot-soldiers drawn from three different regiments...

    Tanks on display included British Centurions.

    The American tanks brought a special round of jeering from the demonstrators, but the sound of the heavy vehicles drowned the jibes....
    Finally, the mounted colour Guard rounded off the colourful parade... Later West Berlin police helped control a left-wing demonstration outside the United States Information centre in West Berlin...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7WK3PVBHCUOSJO60ZPK1D87OR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WK3PVBHCUOSJO60ZPK1D87OR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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